|Speaker pro tempore of the |
South Carolina House of Representatives
|Assumed office |
December 2, 2014
|Preceded by||Jay Lucas|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives|
from the 47th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Herb Kirsh|
|Born||July 24, 1962|
Rock Hill, South Carolina, U.S.
|Education||University of South Carolina (BS, JD)|
Thomas E. Pope (born July 24, 1962) is an American politician. He is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 47th District, serving since 2010. As a member of the Republican Party. Pope previously served as Solicitor (district attorney) of the 16th Judicial Circuit in South Carolina, representing the people of Union and York counties from 1993 to 2006. Pope is best known nationally for his prosecution of Susan Smith in 1995 for the drowning death of her two children. He is currently a managing partner of Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
On February 6, 2017, Pope announced his intention to seek South Carolina's 5th congressional district seat in the upcoming special election, due to the resignation of Mick Mulvaney to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
On May 2, 2017, Pope narrowly won the Republican Primary for the U.S. congressional seat, leading by only .3%.  On May 16, 2017, Pope lost the runoff against Ralph Norman by 200 votes, or 0.6%. 
- "South Carolina Election Results: Two Republicans Advance, Democrat Wins in U.S. House Primaries". nytimes.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Live Election Results: South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District". nytimes.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope - Elrod Pope Law Firm". Elrod Pope Law Firm.
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